PC Oscilloscope And Spectrum Analyser

Propellerhead Top Tip

Many years ago, when Propellerhead used to get his hands dirty making bits of televisions for Ferguson, two of the most useful analytical and diagnostic tools at his disposal were an oscilloscope and spectrum analyser.

‘Scopes and speccy analysers are marvellous bits of kit, used to display all kinds of waveforms and signals and back then they cost a small fortune. They still do, but here’s a way of turning your PC into a surprisingly accurate oscilloscope, spectrum analyser, frequency meter and waveform generator, and it won’t cost you a bean.

Visual Analyser is a freeware program that monitors the audio coming into and going out of your PC and displays the results on your monitor screen in a very fair representation of proper stand-alone test instruments.

The features and controls should all be familiar to audio engineers and if you know about this sort of thing check the specs on the website, you’ll be impressed! Even if you’re not interested in the technical capabilities of this program it is great fun to use and you might even learn a thing or two about your PC’s audio capabilities.  If you like this tip then there are hundred more for you to try at PCTopTips

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